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Potential Development using Thinking Tools – The Key to Flipped Teaching 2nd edition

This book is available in South Africa at R287,50 plus postage. To order, WhatsApp Cas Olivier 0832592857

Homo sapiens is destined to think, and thus all information on earth is created by human brains. It is general knowledge that the brain is a knowledge creator. This is acknowledged everywhere in the world, except in schools where learners’ brains are turned into knowledge duplicators. This is in stark contrast with the meaning of “sapiens”, which is “wise”.

The result is that the school system produces school-leavers who are memorizing-fit and not thinking-fit.

This book is a practical guide to enable teachers to empower learners to engage with Thinking Tools which enable them as school leavers to gain insight and solve problems.

During learning Thinking Tools serve as thinking scaffolds which guide learners towards self-regulated learning steered by metacognition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The DNA of Great Teachers

This book is available in South Africa at R230 plus postage. To order, WhatsApp Cas Olivier 0832592857

The education system fails to develop the potential of learners to the maximum. Voices form the world of work and tertiary institutions make it clear that school leavers have little to offer in terms of knowledge since they forgot most of what they memorized and they lack competencies to gain insight in new challenges and to solve problems.

This book addresses these challenges.

Review of Emeritus Prof David Donald (PhD) University of Cape Town:

“This book is truly inspirational. The analogies at various points in the book – let alone in the title – are most apt and, in my view, achieve a ‘practice what you preach’ style of writing which echoes the overall message of the book. It has all been very ingeniously constructed and presented and will most certainly be of benefit to both practicing teachers and to teachers in training.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Developing Critical Thinking – A Multidimensional approach in the Context of South Africa

Mary Grosser (Editor)

Abstract

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The proposed book is a first, comprehensive resource in the South African (or multi-cultural) context that offers guidelines on how to develop critical thinking as a skill for life, and not just as an academic skill. The book illustrates how all systems involved with teaching, learning and education can play a role in developing good critical thinking skills among individuals. The book argues for a breakdown of the divides between different role players and different systems where the teaching of critical thinking is concerned.

The focus of the book is on application, the teaching of critical thinking, and not theory about critical thinking. There is an introductory section to introduce the theory around critical thinking to make it clear what exactly the development of critical thinking skills entails. The book also includes a section where examples of evidence –based research demonstrate the possibility of developing good critical thinking skills in formal, informal and non-formal contexts. Finally, the book includes a section that demonstrates how critical thinking can and needs to become a way of life.

This book takes Thinking Tools further which eventually manifested in the book: Potential Development using Thinking Tools – The Key to Flipped Teaching 2nd edition

 

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